SUNBELT RENTALS AND NIAGARA MACHINE: A partnership for concrete resurfacing equipment

No concrete flooring contractor likes to postpone or turn down jobs. But when equipment is tied up on a project—or down for repair—what are the options? Turn to the support of a leading equipment rental house and a concrete resurfacing specialist: Sunbelt Rentals and Niagara Machine.


With 825 locations and more than ten thousand employees, Sunbelt Rentals is one of the fastest-growing tool and equipment rental businesses in North America. The company’s Flooring Solutions division is a go-to resource for all of the equipment and tooling required for any concrete resurfacing project, from grinders/polishers to diamond tooling to dust collection equipment. Sunbelt provides daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term flooring equipment rental options, as well as training and tutorials, the latest models, and expert support.

Sunbelt’s partner in equipment rental and technical consultation is Niagara Machine, Inc., a concrete flooring and surface preparation specialist, and the world’s largest distributor of Lavina® concrete grinding and polishing machines and diamond tooling, Terrco® grinding machines, BlastPro® shot blasters and scrapers, and DiamaPro® HEPA dust extractors and air scrubbers. Niagara also offers and a full line of concrete repair, fillers, and chemical products, including DiamaPro UV HS®.

Niagara is also a sought-after resource for hands-on training and certification in concrete surface preparation, offering seminars at its warehouse/showroom locations in Charlotte, North Carolina; Gloucester City, New Jersey; North Bergin, New Jersey; and Orlando, Florida. On-site consultations are also provided by company experts.


Jeff Hasty is the project manager of PaintSmiths of Missouri, a painting, coating, and floor treatment company that handles commercial, industrial, and high-end residential projects. PaintSmiths was awarded a contract to refurbish a worn concrete floor at Moto Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, a facility housing a collection of vintage motorcycles dating back to the turn of the twentieth century, including some of the most-rare bikes still in existence. 

“Our normal inventory of grinding and dust control equipment was wrapped up on other jobsites, and we had a deadline we had to meet,” says Hasty. “So, I gave my Sunbelt rep Dallas Hill a call. Sunbelt and Niagara became sources for the machines and tooling we needed on this job.”

Sunbelt representative Dallas Hill and Niagara technicians reviewed the project and recommended the ideal equipment and process for the Moto Museum floor. Sunbelt provided PaintSmiths a BlastPro scraper to remove existing vinyl and luxury tile, carpeting, and adhesives, a Lavina 30-GTX propane-fueled, belt-driven planetary grinder, and a DiamaPro SVX3A HEPA dust extractor. The contractor was also supplied with diamond tooling ranging from 30 to 800 grit for the various phases of grinding and polishing. The Paintsmiths crew completed the 4,000-square-foot Moto Museum repair, staining and polishing the project in one week, including the downtime required for other trades to utilize the gallery floor during refurbishing.

“A contractor shouldn’t have to postpone or turn down jobs due to equipment shortage or unavailability,” says Hill. “Our goal at Sunbelt Flooring Solutions and Niagara is to be sure these guys have the best machines and materials available to get their jobs done. It’s a win-win situation for them and for us. And for their customers, too.”


In an industry where having the right tools at the right time matters, having a go-to resource for tools, training, and expert advice is a competitive advantage

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Modern Contractor Solutions, August 2019
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